Government of India - Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Trade Notice No. 3/2013 Dated 28th May, 2013
All RAs of DGFT
Members of Trade
Subject: Online application and issue of Registration Certificates for export of various commodities with effect from 1st July, 2013.
DGFT is happy to announce migration of the process of obtaining Registration Certificate (for export purpose only) from the existing manual mode to digital mode. With effect from 1st July, 2013 such registrations would be online and would be mandatory. This will be applicable for obtaining registration certificates (RCs) for commodities like cotton, cotton yarn, non-basmati rice, wheat and sugar; all of which needs RCs as per existing Foreign Trade Policy.
The procedure to obtain the RCs online would be available on our website: www.dgft.gov.in. The application has to be made online indicating all the details. Once the Message Exchange System (MES) with CBEC relating to this issue is introduced, the RCs would also be transmitted online.
As of now only the process of submitting the applications is made online; grant of RCs would continue to be in hard form. However, electronic copy would be made available on request.
At the time of receiving the hard copy of RC, applicant has to bring a print out of the application submitted online alongwith copies of Letter of Credit [L/C] or Foreign Inward Remittance Certificate [FIRC], as applicable and Export Contract. [Subsequently when the MES is established, this requirement will not be there]
For the period up to mid-night of Sunday the 30th June, 2013 applications for grant of RCs for export of various commodities may be submitted in either form that is in manual mode or in electronic mode, as has been described above. From Monday the 1st July, 2013 it would be mandatory to submit applications only online.
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from File No. 01/91/180/1194/AM10/EC)